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Justin Morneau | First Baseman

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/15/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Justin Morneau (concussion, neck) fielded grounders on Tuesday.
He's also been hitting off a tee the last few days. Morneau obviously still has a long ways to go, but if he doesn't have a setback after these activities, it's certainly a good sign. Jul 21 - 6:21 PM

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Justin Morneau (concussion) has been hitting off a tee the last few days.

"I hope I make a little faster progress now," Morneau said. "I'm feeling better for the most part." Morneau hasn't played since mid-May due to a concussion and a cervical neck sprain, with the first baseman saying the latter is the bigger issue. "The neck is more the issue than anything," he said. "When I swing — how violent the torque is on it — (discomfort) is still there a little bit." Morneau remains hopeful of returning this season, but he has no timetable.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 20 - 7:36 PM

Rockies transferred 1B Justin Morneau from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Gonzalez Germen on the 40-man roster. Morneau has been out since late May with concussion symptoms and it's unclear when he'll be ready to return.
Jul 7 - 3:45 PM

Justin Morneau (concussion, neck) has been doing cardio and neck strengthening since last week.

Promising steps for the veteran first baseman, who has been on the shelf since late May with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms. Morneau told's Thomas Harding that he believes he'll make it back at some point but could not offer an exact timetable.
Jun 18 - 1:12 PM

Justin Morneau (concussion, neck) is not close to returning.

Morneau landed on the disabled list at the end of May with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms and he's made little in the way of progress. With his concussion history, obviously the Rockies aren't going to take any chances. There's no set timeline, but Rockies manager Walt Weiss is optimistic that he'll return before the end of the season.
Jun 16 - 10:45 AM

Justin Morneau (concussion) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Morneau is receiving treatment as he battles a concussion and cervical strain, but he remains out indefinitely. Given his history with concussions, the Rockies will obviously be careful with him. "It's difficult for Justin, given his history with concussions," manager Walt Weiss said. "This is a process and we have to wait it out."
Source: Denver Post
Jun 5 - 10:21 AM

Rockies placed Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms.

Morneau had been on the 7-day concussion disabled list since May 16 but simply wasn't improving quickly enough. There remains no clear timetable for his return to the Rockies lineup. Wilin Rosario and Ben Paulsen will continue to see the bulk of playing time at first base in his absence.
May 30 - 8:35 AM

Justin Morneau (concussion) did not accompany the Rockies on their road trip.

Colorado will play three games in Cincinnati and then three in Philadelphia before heading back home for a weekend set against the Rockies. Morneau could fly out and meet the club at some point, but there's no exact timetable. He was placed on the 7-day disabled list May 16 with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms.
May 25 - 11:26 AM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Thursday that Justin Morneau will not be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday when first eligible.

Morneau was placed on the 7-day DL on May 16 after suffering a cervical strain (and some concussion symptoms) on a diving play. Weiss told reporters that the veteran first baseman needs "at least a few more days." Morneau has a littered history with concussions, so the Rockies will play it safe.
May 21 - 1:33 PM

Rockies placed 1B Justin Morneau on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Morneau experienced some lightheadedness after jarring his neck on a dive Wednesday. He has been diagnosed with a cervical strain and mild concussion symptoms. The veteran first baseman has a long history of concussions, so the Rockies will play it safe. Wilin Rosario is likely to serve as the Rockies' primary first baseman while Morneau is out.
May 16 - 5:12 PM

Justin Morneau (neck) is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Thursday's contest against the Dodgers.

Morneau jarred his neck a bit on a dive during Wednesday's game but is expected to be fine. Wilin Rosario is drawing the start at first base in his place and will bat fifth for the Rockies on Thursday.
May 14 - 7:22 PM

Justin Morneau was removed from Wednesday's game against the Dodgers due to dizziness.

Morneau felt a little light-headed after diving for a ball in the eighth inning and he has a long history with concussions, so the Rockies decided to play it safe. Daniel Descalso finished out the game at first base. There should be more on Morneau's status Thursday evening.
Source: Denver Post
May 14 - 9:26 AM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

The Rox are sitting a bunch of lefty swingers against Clayton Kershaw. Wilin Rosario is at first base in Morneau's place.
May 10 - 1:02 PM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

It appears to just be a routine day off. Daniel Descalso is at first base while Morneau sits.
May 3 - 2:04 PM

Justin Morneau went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run to help the Rockies edge the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Morneau greeted D'Backs starter Chase Anderson rudely with a three-run jack in the first inning. It's only the first baseman's second blast of the season. The defending NL batting champ had been off to a cold start, but three consecutive multi-hit games bumped his batting line up to .297/.338/.438.
Apr 28 - 1:23 AM

Depth Charts

C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Eddie Butler
7Jordan Lyles
8Tyler Anderson
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Rafael Betancourt
4Tommy Kahnle
5Brooks Brown
6Christian Friedrich
7Christian Bergman
8Yohan Flande
9Justin Miller
10Gonzalez Germen
11Aaron Laffey
12Adam Ottavino